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    So let me define what Lotus Quickr 8.0 is. The product tagline or short description, is about “sharing everyday business content with teams”. The keyword here is “content”, Quickr is not just about sharing “documents”, you know, the artifacts that you create in MS Office. It is more than this, it includes of course diverse file types (like PDF, ODF, etc..), but it is even broader than this and covers web-based content: wiki pages, blog posts, calendar events, etc..
    Nice description but ... What is the box ?
    The easiest way to describe Quickr is in using the three layers on the graphic on the right:
    first, Quickr is of course a browser experience but also a set of client connectors that deliver content and team collaboration to the end-users inside the applications that they are using every day. In other words, connectors are extensions to the most widely applications such as Lotus Notes, Sametime, MS Office, Windows Explorer, that allow a user to create, share and manage content - without having to use the browser. This native experience is critical to closing the collaboration gap, as connectors will make it natural and easy for people to share and collaborate.
    Second, in the middle, Quickr is a set of open services to create and manipulate content, such as team spaces, document libraries, wikis, etc... These services are open and public, so the Quickr content can be naturally embedded into other applications, not just a stand-alone content that is out of the way. It is good to have open services but out of the box value is also important. So Quickr will also provide a set of business templates (project management, innovation places, etc.) so your customers can be productive day one.
    Third layer, at the core: Quickr will provide a choice of content stores in the box, available either as a) the Domino repository or b) as a relational database, also referred to as the Java Content Repository (JCR). More importantly, the strategy is to provide integration with diverse content stores, first to FileNet in late 2007, and then to other content stores. The design goal is to isolate end users from the repositories, so users don’t have to worry about where the content resides. It should be transparent to them which provides more freedom for IT to manage their infrastructure without impacting end users.
    To summarize, out of the box Quickr delivers the following: client connectors, the set of open services for the functionality and a choice of repositories.
  • Let’s spend more time talking about the capabilities or services that are included in Lotus Quickr….
  • We also want to mention an important quality that really differentiates Lotus Quickr from the competition… notably Microsoft. Lotus Quickr is open, flexible, and extensible. We’ve already talked about support for multiple content stores. Lotus Quickr also runs on multiple servers, supports multiple desktops and integrates with multiple directories. And Quickr supports industry standards like Eclipse, RSS / Atom feeds, Open Document Format, AJAX for user interfaces, and of course Java and Linux.
  • This Lotus Quickr welcome page is representative of a new, fresh, Web 2.0 user interface… designed to make people want to use the product. Our goal is to provide a rich browser experience that surfaces the full range of Lotus Quickr capabilities. In addition to this browser experience we also provide the Quickr connectors to access many Lotus Quickr functions directly from popular desktop applications.
  • These Lotus Quickr Connectors are a key differentiator for the product… an important part of how we plan to help organizations close the gap between their desire to collaborate and the actual practice of collaboration.
    Initially, we’re providing four connectors – for Lotus Notes, for Microsoft Office and the IBM Productivity Editors, for Windows Explorer, and for Sametime. We’ll provide more in the future (like Microsoft Outlook) and we also anticipate that our Business Partners will leverage our open architecture to build additional connectors. Let’s take a look at them up close…
  • These are screen shots of the Lotus Notes Connector… both for Notes 7 and for Notes 8 (code-named Hannover). You can see that you have the ability right from an e-mail to attach a link to a document that is in one of your Quickr places. Right from your Notes client… from within the e-mail.. you can navigate to find the right document in your Quickr place, just like you would navigate through the window that shows the folders on your C-drive when you want to send an attachment. That’s the key here… you don’t have to leave what you’re doing to go find the appropriate document and do “copy as link”… you use the same familiar “gesture” that you would use to attach a document.
    Another key capability of this connector that people really love when they hear about it --- the little pop-up window that gently nudges you when you revert to your “send an attachment” behavior. Essentially, it says “do you really want to send that attachment? wouldn’t you like to put the document in a Quickr place and send a link instead?” Seems like a simple concept but it can make a huge difference in managing your in-box and actually starting to transform behavior…
    By the way, the Notes connector works with Notes 7 and Notes 8… so you can start collaborating with Lotus Quickr before you have upgraded your desktops to Notes 8.
  • The Microsoft Office connector lets you take advantage of Lotus Quickr capabilities directly from Office applications … PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. You can see that when you are in Office, you have an actions drop down that gives you capabilities like being able to check a new document into a Quickr place. If you have created workflow for a document, you might have additional actions (that are grayed out in the example) like being able to approve or reject a document. An important thing to note here… our goal is to support the versions of these desktop tools that are the most common, which means Office 2000 and 2003. In the near future, when adoption starts to increase, we will of course support Office 2007. This is an important advantage for customers. They don’t want a solution that forces them to upgrade all their desktops to the latest version of Office.
    A final point to mention. We will provide a similar Quickr connector for the IBM Productivity Editors. These are the editors that we provide as part of the Notes 8 client.
  • The Sametime connector takes advantage of the Eclipse framework that we use for the Sametime 7.5 client. You can see we have a “shelf” for the Lotus Quickr connector where you can easily navigate through your Quickr places to find a particular document. You can choose to chat with someone about that document and it inserts a link into the chat.
    So if we step back a minute… what you’ve seen with these Quickr connectors is what we consider to be a key benefit of the product. They provide the ability to access your content and collaborate from where you are without having to switch to a separate application. We believe – and the overwhelming response we’re already hearing from the customers and press and analysts who have reviewed the product – that this has the potential to make a huge difference in how people work. By letting them work the way that they normally do… and still share content and collaborate … we actually have the potential to make big changes in how they work.
  • Let’s look at the last Quickr connector for Windows Explorer. This is also a connector that people really like… You can navigate naturally through your Quickr places just like you normally navigate through the folders in your C-drive. You can drag and drop into and out of Quickr places. You have a “right click” action menu that lets you do things like check-in, check-out, and approve or reject.
  • Now let’s go back and look more closely at the browser interface for Lotus Quickr where you can really leverage the full power of its capabilities. r Quickr is designed to be self-service so that business users can create a Quickr place or team workspace like the one that you see here. We provide a number of components that you can select from to create a Quickr place. Most places will start with a content or document library. You can add things like a team calendar and team milestones for the project. You have options for creating content that we’ve now expanded to include wikis – an increasingly popular method for collaborative authoring. (note to presenter: if you’re not familiar with wikis, check out wikipedia.com). You can have discussion forums and you can also create a blog inside your Quickr place.
  • These are some visual examples of the type of components that we’ll provide … you can easily assemble them to create your own Quickr places.
  • Let’s go back and talk a little more about the content library … one of the fundamental components that every Quickr place will have. The content library provides the capabilities that you would expect to help you organize and manage content. You get version control with check-in and check-out capability. You can set up granular security on your content. We also provide basic workflow … not sophisticated workflow like Business Process Choreographer … but the basic workflow that people use to get documents through an approval cycle.
    You also have the ability to subscribe to content in the library so that it is published to your favorite reader. (Note to presenter… RSS is Really Simple Syndication)
  • This page summarizes some of the key benefits of Lotus Quickr. They are pretty self-evident from the bullets on the chart.
  • Remember we talked about the beginning about the attributes that customers told us were important in a collaboration product? Integration, anywhere-anytime, and simplicity. Let’s conclude by talking about those attributes… it’s a good way to review what we’ve said about Lotus Quickr.
    First, integration. People think of this in different ways … and we provide integration in a number of different ways with Lotus Quickr. First, the Connectors that integrate easily into the way that people work. This enables people to easily collaborate together even if they have different working styles and preferences.
    Lotus Quickr also integrates with your current environment. It integrates with the versions of desktop tools that you use today rather than forcing you to upgrade. It supports different server operating systems and different directories.
    Lotus Quickr is also designed to work with different content stores or repositories… starting with Domino and JCR but expanding to FileNet, SharePoint and others.
    And of course we embrace open standards, which gives you the flexibility to easily integrate Lotus Quickr into other applications that you have and to extend it with your own customization.
  • Anywhere … anytime. CEO’s have identified how critical extranet collaboration is. That’s a key “anywhere” capability that differentiates Lotus Quickr. It is easy for an end user to add an extranet user to a Quickr place.
    Of course the Quickr connectors give you access to your Quickr content from other applications… that’s anywhere. And you can subscribe to Quickr content in your favorite RSS reader… anytime, anywhere.
    We’ve also built Lotus Quickr as an open extensible application that ISVs with expertise in various mobile devices can use to build connectors. Mobile plug-ins for QuickPlace are already in the market, for example. We will be working with ISVs to build similar capability for Lotus Quickr.
  • Finally, simplicity. I hope that everything you have heard today…. all the sample screens that you’ve seen, the story of Quickr connectors … all this has convinced you that we are laser-focused on the end user experience and simplicity.
  • Lotus quickr

    1. 1. ibm.com/lotus/quickr Helping you to stay FOCUSED Matrix Open Solutions Sdn Bhd Document Management System (IBM Lotus Quickr)
    2. 2. 2ibm.com/lotus/quickr Agenda Benefits of Lotus Quickr IBM Lotus® Quickr™ overview Demo
    3. 3. 3ibm.com/lotus/quickr Quickr Content Stores Introducing IBM Lotus Quickr Most complete set of connectors to desktop applications and an open connector architecture for developers Rich collaborative content and team services integrated with entire IBM portfolio Out-of-the-box business templates (e.g. Innovation Place) leveraging composite application support Integration with Lotus Domino® and JCR content stores initially, and future* plans for IBM FileNet P8 and IBM Content Manager support, providing comprehensive, scalable end-to-end content management options * Support planned for a future release of Lotus Quickr; may require separate purchase Fastest way to share everyday business content with your teams… Lotus Domino IBM JCR IBM FileNet * IBM CM * Other Shared Content Team Workspaces Anywhere, Anytime Workflow Wikis Team Blogs Business templates Quickr Content Stores
    4. 4. 4ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr provides a universe of capabilities… Lotus Domino IBM JCR IBM FileNet * IBM CM * Other Shared Content Team Workspaces Anywhere, Anytime Workflow Wikis Team Blogs Business templates Quickr Content Stores Library management, check in & out, version control, views, security, custom meta-data for a variety of business content types Self-service, customizable team sites with an extensible infrastructure (membership mgmt, search capabilities), that support a full team lifecycle A collection of reusable collaborative components (libraries, calendars, tasks, blogs, lists, Web content authoring...) to build powerful applications Templates for immediate out-of-the-box value and support of common business processes, including Innovation Place, project & meeting management Basic workflow for notification and approval Offline services, extranet access, versatile portlets, to expand and facilitate collaboration * Support planned for a future release of Lotus Quickr; may require separate purchase
    5. 5. 5ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr is open and flexible … Infrastructure - Support for multiple: Repositories Directories Server operating systems Desktop operating systems Programming models Web 2.0 and industry standards: Eclipse Atom or RSS ODF AJAX Web Services REST Java Linux Lotus Domino IBM JCR IBM FileNet * IBM CM * Other Shared Content Team Workspaces Anywhere, Anytime Workflow Wikis Team Blogs Business templates Quickr Content Stores * Support planned for a future release of Lotus Quickr; may require separate purchase
    6. 6. 6ibm.com/lotus/quickr Access Lotus Quickr from an inviting, intuitive Web 2.0 interface…
    7. 7. 7ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr connectors integrate right into your favorite applications… Lotus Notes® client Microsoft Office / IBM Productivity Editors Windows Explorer / “My Documents” Lotus Sametime® Making sharing & collaboration transparent and natural
    8. 8. 8ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Notes connector Open and save attachments into library or team workspace Replace e-mail attachments with shared links Integrated into file menus and “right click” “Reminder” prompt encourages participation Supports Lotus Notes 7; Lotus Notes 8 support planned for future fixpack / release Helps reduce e-mail attachments, content duplication, and “version anxiety”…
    9. 9. 9ibm.com/lotus/quickr Microsoft Office connector Open and save documents into library or team workspace Assign document properties (meta-tags) Integrate with workflow for approval routing Use your editor of choice (no forced upgrade) Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007… IBM Productivity Editors Facilitates collaborative document authoring and version management… Also planned for IBM Productivity Editors with ODF support
    10. 10. 10ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Sametime connector Navigate content through a simple tree interface Drag and drop from local system to libraries and team workspaces Integrated action menu Quick contextual access to shared documents Provides easy access to shared content right from real-time client … Send links in chats Invite colleagues to download the connectors
    11. 11. 11ibm.com/lotus/quickr Microsoft Windows Explorer connector Makes it easy and natural to move content to collaborative environment… Navigate content through familiar tree interface Drag and drop content from local system to libraries and team workspaces Integrated action menu
    12. 12. 12ibm.com/lotus/quickr Components for managing projects, including: Document libraries Team calendar and milestones Lists for managing structured content Discussions forums, team blogs, & wikis And more... Self-service with a step-by- step guide to set up the places Team workspaces Easily create online places for projects and teams
    13. 13. 13ibm.com/lotus/quickr End users can create custom team workspaces using flexible Lotus Quickr templates and components Team blog Wiki Project dashboard Many more…
    14. 14. 14ibm.com/lotus/quickr Check-in, check-out, version control Customizable views to organize content Multi-level security (library, folder, document) Search across multiple libraries Workflow for routing & approving content RSS/Atom feed support to share or consume content Extensibility: custom meta-data, document types and templates Quickly set up libraries to store and share content securely Content Libraries
    15. 15. 15ibm.com/lotus/quickr Agenda IBM Lotus Quickr overview Benefits of Lotus Quickr Demo
    16. 16. 16ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr solves key customer needs To maintain competitive position, innovate, and grow revenue, organizations require solutions to enable them to collaborate across the enterprise and beyond—to more effectively manage their information and projects Let me... Work the way I want Get control of my content and information Integrate my mail client with my shared places and libraries Organize my files in a secured environment Share simply and easily Reuse and expose content across applications Stop using my inbox to dump content Reduce the duplication and inconsistencies of content Be more productive Work more effectively with my colleagues I want to... Lotus Quickr lets me... Access and manage content naturally from within the applications I use everyday Collaborate anywhere and anytime Take my content and projects offline Better collaborate with partners and customers Quickly set-up places to share content with anyone I want Manage projects securely Add users to my spaces myself Provide tools to track and manage my team activities
    17. 17. 17ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr integrates easily & provides flexibility For end users, Lotus Quickr connectors integrate into desktop applications Increases adoption of collaborative tools Simplifies collaboration among users with different styles and preferences Improves effectiveness For IT, Lotus Quickr leverages current software and hardware investment Works with multiple versions of Notes clients, Domino and Microsoft Office (no forced upgrades) Supports open standards Roadmap: Support for additional repositories and clients Designed for a heterogeneous environment; doesn’t force adoption of a single set of tools
    18. 18. 18ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr provides anytime, anywhere access For end users: Take an entire team workspace offline to work wherever you are Access team workspaces from outside the firewall to collaborate with strategic partners Access the same content from multiple applications For IT: RSS / ATOM feeds provide an easy way to post Lotus Quickr content to other applications Use Domino replication to move Lotus Quickr content to the edges of your network for better performance
    19. 19. 19ibm.com/lotus/quickr Lotus Quickr = simplicity For end users: Personal edition of Lotus Quickr lets you get started easily Lotus Quickr connectors let you collaborate with minimal disruption to your normal work patterns Setting up intranet or extranet team workspaces takes a few simple steps Templates make it easy to create business-specific team workspaces Use of Web 2.0 technologies makes UI more compelling and more similar to what they use at home For IT: Leverages your current skills Provides self-service options for end users
    20. 20. 20ibm.com/lotus/quickr Agenda IBM Lotus Quickr overview Demo Benefits of Lotus Quickr
    21. 21. 21ibm.com/lotus/quickr Thank you!!Thank you!!

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